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Paul Ryan

Amy Treptow came to Washington to tell her story of climbing out of poverty. Some elected officials were more interested than others. 

Foreclosed house

E-mails obtained through a FOIA request reveal the extraordinary access SIFMA had to Federal Housing Finance Administration officials.

War on Poverty

The deepening crisis today demands an effort as ambitious as the one launched fifty years ago this week. 

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

There’s more work to be done, but this was a big win for democracy.

Verizon court order

A bipartisan bill would end the NSA’s bulk data collection as we know it.

Healthcare.gov

The failures, though painful, might force both Republicans and the Obama administration to compromise.

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Will the Dems insist on a budget that addresses unemployment and inequality? Or will they snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by seeking “common ground”?

He’s a fraud and a wacko bird, but at least the Texas senator has the courage of his convictions. 

Blogs

Commanders are also encouraging service members to lobby against Senator Gillibrand’s bill. 

November 15, 2013

In a speech Tuesday the Massachusetts senator offered an indictment of the enforcers and lawmakers who have failed to rein in the financial system. 

November 13, 2013

Despite some stutter steps backward, the relationship between business and the modern right has always advanced in the exact same basic direction: toward romance.

November 12, 2013

In trying to obtain VA benefits for the mental health effects of military sexual trauma, many survivors face bureaucratic hurdles, long delays and ultimately, rejection. 

November 11, 2013

Don't try to start debate at "the world's most widely read firearms magazine."

November 7, 2013

Off-year elections in 2009 predicted a Tea Party insurgency. This year’s results—not so much.

November 6, 2013

The Half in Ten campaign lays out a path to dramatically reduce poverty—but it will require a real, sustained and disruptive fight to acheive it.

November 4, 2013

Only 3 percent of the population are likely to lose their current insurance policies and pay higher premiums because of Obamacare. 

November 1, 2013

Eric Alterman's weekly round-up and Reed Richardson's take on the media's "faux-centrism." 

November 1, 2013

For the first time since before the Civil War, the Senate rejected a sitting member of Congress for a cabinet post. 

November 1, 2013